Yes, we are here!

At GRIT and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-866-803-7096 or by email. Stay safe!

The Diva’s Red Velvet Kiss

| 5/8/2012 10:15:48 AM

Tags: ,

The MWM (Man with Muscles) thought it might be a good idea to get me a puppy. You know – something warm and cuddly to keep me busy and to offer some unconditional love when needed. I agreed, IF (Note: A very big IF) everyone else was keen on helping out.

So, we checked out a few breeds and decided on the Great Pyrenees as we wanted to have that breed on the farm anyway when we eventually started raising sheep.

Great PyreneesThe MWM said he read that a Great Pyrenees dog “is a capable and imposing guardian, devoted to its family, and somewhat wary of strangers - human or canine. They are often used to guard livestock. When not provoked, it is calm, well- mannered, and somewhat serious. Courageous, very loyal and obedient. Gentle and affectionate with those he loves. Devoted to family even if self-sacrifice is required.”   

That’s all well and good, but the Diva heard they slobber and drool – plus there will be a need for lint rolls – many, many lint rolls.  White hair on a black wardrobe?  I must say I was a bit cagey of the whole thing.   

Chienne (dog in French – some people prefer the “B” word) was ready to pick up right before Christmas. I do not understand why breeders love to use the “B” word. I think mine used it twenty times in reference to Chienne during the twenty minutes we were there to pick her up.

Chienne is an endearing pup; very energetic, smart and trainable, didn’t bark, and wanted to be with her new owners. Certainly not traits indicative of the “B” word. Did I mention she is cute? That has saved her from a heap of trouble during the last several months.

5/28/2012 1:00:42 PM

You are a stronger woman then me to bring a puppy into the fold, again. We have three dogs--12, 10, 8. I don't think I have the stamina to take care a puppy, cute though they be. I am looking forward to living vicariously through you as you see that sweet dog through puppyhood.

5/13/2012 2:45:24 PM

MBD, a Great Pyrenees? That is definitely not a urban yapper pet dog. One must definitely be a dog lover to own a dog that eats like a growing teenager. And those puppy accidents? Oh, my!! I'm sure she is much bigger than the picture now. I hope you have many wonderful years filled with stories about Chienne the protector of livestock. Have a great day on the homestead.

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters

click me